Angie's List Hires CEO With Big-Name Credentials

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Durchslag has more than 20 years experience in the global technology field. Durchslag has more than 20 years experience in the global technology field.

Indianapolis-based Angie's List (Nasdaq: ANGI) has tapped a former division president at Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) to lead the company. Scott Durchslag has been named president and chief executive officer.

Durchslag will also serve on the Angie's List board of directors. His past experience also includes stints as president of Expedia Worldwide and chief operating officer of Skype Global.

Angie's List Chairman John Chuang calls Durchslag an "action-oriented executive" and says "his experience in operations, marketing, product development and engineering makes him particularly well-suited to lead Angie's List as we work to fortify our position as a leading platform in the $800 billion local services marketplace."

Durchslag says "the company has set the bar for delivering a great local services experience for consumers and service providers alike. Now it's time to raise that bar, and I'm confident that we will. Angie's List benefits from a highly recognized brand, strong value proposition, extensive data and reputation for quality. These differentiators have enabled Angie's List to grow quickly and establish a sizable, loyal base of customers and service providers. I am excited by the opportunity to build upon the company’s strong foundation and accelerate its success."

Angie's List says Durchslag is known for his "distinct strategic skills as well as a proven track record in operational execution that includes successful turnarounds" at the aforementioned companies, as well as Motorola.

The University of Chicago and Harvard Business School Business School graduate was also one of the youngest executives to be elected partner at McKinsey & Co.

He succeeds Mark Howell, who has been serving as CEO on an interim basis since founder Bill Oesterle announced his resignation in April.

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